Drake moulting

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tx_dane_mom, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Out of my quad of rouens I have 1 girl moulting i.e. I assume she is the 1 of the 3 not laying...and now I notice my drake is starting to moult...can any1 tell me if this ill effect his fertility? If so I want to quit selling my eggs ethically. He's still mating w/them...
    Thanks,
    Kristi
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    If he is mating, then he is fine. When he gets into full molt and the new feathers are coming in, he will likely stop or slow down the mating as it will be uncomfortable.
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Thanks so much [​IMG] I appreciate it! I just didn't want to dare send people eggs who weren't any good [​IMG]
     

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